Two newly commissioned works, one of which features in a niftily paired double-bill, and a new production of a great classic form the backbone to Opera Queensland’s 2022 program. On top of this mainstage program, there is an expanded Studio Series, a regional tour and the return of the Festival of Outback Opera.

Opera Queensland CEO and Artistic Director Patrick Nolan says that the thinking behind the season is a focus on embracing change: “the fact that we have learned that we can change quickly, and that obviously the evolution of the arts is about reflecting and responding to changes in society. One of the things we have learned over the last two years is how important it is to be willing to change, and to respond to that when the need presents itself. If you look at our season, one of the things that I am responding to is the dialogue around the representation of women, not only on stage but off stage as well. There are a lot of women there.”